Tuesday October 21st, 2014
Tuesday October 21st, 2014
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The cabal will soon abandon Suntai – Astimans

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Taraba Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai yesterday in Abuja.

The senior special assistant (media and publicity) to the acting governor of Taraba State Mr. Aaron Astimans speaks on the political log-jam in the state that followed the plane crash of the substantive governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai. What is the truth about an impeachment plot against the acting governor? In the first place let me

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Why I want Ndoma-Egba’s seat – Rep Enoh

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Enoh

By Dapo Akinrefon MR John Owan Enoh is a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikom Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and also the chairman House Committee on Appropriation. He in this interview explains reasons for his quest for the Cross River Central Senate seat. Excerpts: What happened recently during a yam

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Enoh is pushing his luck too far – Ndoma-Egba

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*Ndoma Egba

Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) in this interview rebuffs claims by Rep. Enoh and makes a strong case for institutional memory in the Senate.Excerpts:

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LAGOS 2015: In search of another Fashola

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Fashola

Since the advent of Nigeria’s democratic odyssey in 1999, one can safely argue that no public office holder or state governor has enjoyed so much popularity or admiration as Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State.

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My agenda for Abi/Yakurr people of C’River – Alex Egbona

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Egbonna

DR. Alex Egbona was once a councillor in Abi Local Government of Cross River State and grew from there to become Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Liyel Imoke and resigned lately as Chief of Staff to contest election for the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. He spoke on his core area of interests as well as his relationship with the governor, Liyel Imoke. Excerpts:

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Questions on indictment, impeachment and eligibility

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Fayose

Amid judicial controversy of all sorts including a pending court case questioning his eligibility due to indictment and subsequent impeachment in 2006, Ayo Fayose was on Thursday sworn in as Ekiti State governor for the second time.

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Impeachment: Onyebuchi seeks re-instatement at Enugu High Court

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Onyebuchi: Chime asked me to take all instructions given by Mrs. Nwobodo

Enugu—Impeached deputy governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has gone to an Enugu State High Court seeking re-instatement. `

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North/South division tears INEC apart

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*Jega

If there were doubts as to he real intentions behind the determination of Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to foist on Nigeria an electoral process that gives unparalleled advantage to his northern part of the country through the instrumentality of a lopsided allocation of some 21,000 Polling Units, PUs, as against slightly over 8,000 PUs for the states of the South, the doubts disappeared at his ast week’s meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs.

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2015: Seriki, ex-Defence Minister’s case for Lagos West Senatorial District

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*Demola Seriki

The list of persons vying for Lagos West Senatorial District, Lagos State, ahead of 2015, appears to be growing by the day.

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Delta 2015: My aspiration is divine — Owumi

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Paul-Owumi

Mr. Paul Owumi was Senior Special Assistant to former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori. He was appointed Executive Assistant on Foreign Relations by incumbent Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, a position he has maintained for over seven years.

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2015: ‘PDP National Chairman sending wrong signals on endorsement’

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ALABO Tonye Graham-Douglas

Alabo-Graham Douglas is a senior member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Rivers State. A founding member of the PDP, he served as minister under the Obasanjo administration.

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2015, Jonathan and PDP govs:

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File: PDP and House Members meeting— Cross Section of governors at the PDP National Working Committee  meeting with members of the House of Representatives in Abuja, Tuesday. Photo:  Gbemiga Olamikan.

Those without work should stay away from the PDP secretariat. I am here to work, there is no doubt that all has not been well with our party. I will restore the lost glory of the PDP, with your total support.”

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2015: Georgewill storms Benue to unfold vision for Rivers

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Georgewill

As the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, draw nearer, one of the contenders in the Rivers State race, Engineer Emmanuel Tubotamuno Georgewill, has taken to prayers.

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2015: Why FCT Minister Bala jettisoned guber ambition

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*Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

It was with considerable joy and a huge sense of relief that Nigerians, especially indigenes, residents and other relevant stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) received the news of Sen. Bala Mohammed’s decision to subordinate his narrow personal interest to that of the larger national interest by dropping his much speculated gubernatorial ambition.

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Buhari: We will fight with our life – Ameachi

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BUHARI DECLARES: General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) declaring his intention to seek the All Progressives Congress, APC, nomination to contest next year’s presidential election yesterday.

Buhari:  Beyond a presidential declaration! He may have run for Nigeria’s presidency in the past without success, but the massive turnout of people on the declaration of his intent to run for the same office on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in 2015 on Wednesday may just be an indication that the

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Mayhem: Edo PDP fishing in troubled waters

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Vehicles destroyed by the hoodlums at the Edo Legislative Quarters

It all started with the al leged attack on Hon Rasaq Momoh who represents his constituency at the Edo State House of Assembly by some yet- to- be identified persons when he scaled the fence of the Edo State Legislative Quarters at an unholy hour of the night. Expectedly, the tongue of Edo State People’s Democratic Party Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih went hay wire to accuse the Edo State Governor who was host to visiting President Goodluck Jonathan. He and his PDP equally accused the Majority Leader of the Edo State House of Assembly of being responsible for the attack on Razaq Momoh.

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Edo violence: Odion accuses PDP

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*Odion

By SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN CITY Mr Louis Odion is the Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation. In this interview with Saturday Vanguard, he gave insight on the $1billion Azura-Edo Independent Power Project which ground breaking stone was done by President Goodluck Jonathan last Friday in Edo state. He also spoke on the last Saturday invasion

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Uduaghan @ 60: from private clinic to Govt House

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UDUAGHAN3

On Wednesday, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Udaghan will be 60. He will be glorifying God on the day as he has usually done.
Uduaghan is Vanguard’s Man Of The Year. Three other newspapers bestowed on him with same award. Nigerians also voted him Sports Governor of the year.

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Mutiny: Govt must address root cause as a priority – Otunba Oladele

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Otunba Oladele

Oyo State All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain and immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Otunba Bosun Oladele has lampooned politicians for their incessant defections from one party to the other saying that it retards development.

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Ebola politics

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Fashola

Political Notes By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Ebola politics Given Nigeria’s continuing failure to tackle some of the most formidable challenges to its success as a nation, the unqualified success in containing the Ebola epidemic has riveted Nigerians as to the possibility of a Nigeria renaissance. However, as Nigeria snakes towards the peak of the four

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2015: Atiku’s answer to Nigeria’s problems

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ATIKU

AS the 2015 general elections get closer, Nigeria’s political landscape is getting astir as various political moves are now the order of the day.

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Goodbye to Abuja: Jonathan’s men on governorship prowl

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File Photo: From Left: Minister of state for interior, Humphery Abbah; Minister of labour, Chukwuemeka Wogu; Minister of transport, Yusuf Sulaiman and former Minister of interior, Emmanuel Iheanacho, at the federal executive council meeting in Abuja

IT was a moving time for President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday at the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting as he announced the decision of some of his ministers to step down from the cabinet.

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Why I want Abia North Senate seat – Ogbonna

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Ogbonna

Jerry Ogbonna was director of research and development in the Defence Headquarters, DHQ and founder of the now rested Falcon Airlines. He has now joined the political fray with his eyes on the Abia North Senatorial District seat being occupied by Senator Uche Chukwumerije.

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Akwa Ibom 2015: I will leave Govt House poorer – Okoko

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Okoko

Chief Benjamin Okoko, a former National Publicity Secretary is in the contest for the gubernatorial ticket of the party. In this interview, Okoko who is also a business consultant speaks of his plans and programmes for the state ahead of the party primaries.

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Mimiko defection unsettles Ondo PDP, LP

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.VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO (L), PRESENTING PDP FLAG TO GOV. OLUSEGUN MIMIKO OF ONDO STATE,  WHO DEFECTED TO THE PARTY  IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (2/10/14).

By Dayo Johnson Akure IT will be an understatement to suggest that upper week’s defection of governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, from his former Labour Party, LP to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, if not handled properly may  spell doom for both parties in the state, as the opposition All Progres-sives Congress, APC is

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Abia: Orji’s difficult options

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Orji: In the valley of decision

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Governor Orji is the only PDP governor in the Southeast that is yet to give an inclination on his succession plans. The challenges before him are many. The option of choosing merit over zoning is turning into an issue. Weeks to decisive primaries for nomination of candidates into elective office

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As Ayo Fayose returns today: Will his personality reshape Ekiti?

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Fayose

WITH a peculiar personal charm, Mr. Ayo Fayose seems to be greatly loved and largely despised among different segments.

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Personalities that’ll shape Fayose’s government

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Eleka

As Mr Ayodele Fayose takes over the reign of power from Dr. Kayode Fayemi today as the governor of Ekiti State, a host of eminent persons who are expected shape his government have emerged.

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The future of Ekiti APC

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Fayemi: Mine is a legacy of service

The exit of the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the ruling party will change the dynamics and permutations of the state’s politics especially ahead of the 2015 general elections.

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Cross River’s 22 excellencies: The people ‘ll choose my successor – Imoke

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Gov Imoke of Cross River

By EMMANUEL UNA IN Cross River State, apart from Governor Liyel Imoke, there are 22 other excellencies in waiting who are daily criss-crossing the length and breadth of the expansive state in long entourages to sell their blueprints to the people of the state. This clan of excellencies cut across all spheres of human endeavour

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Oshiomhole: Eyes on the presidency

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*Oshiomhole

FOR the second time, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has indicated interest to contest the presidential election; the first being in 2006 after retiring as Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) president and joining partisan politics.

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2015: Jonathan’s achievements ‘ll guarantee his reelection — Orubebe

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Ebis Orubebe

Ebis Orubebe, the chairman Niger Delta Youth Leaders Council and director general, Jonathan Youth Vanguard, in this interview says President Goodluck Jonathan deserves to be reelected on account of his achievements. He also spoke on how sustain peace in the Niger Delta region.

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